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Community Gallery

Palos Verdes Art Center

5504 West Crestridge Road
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

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Phone: (310) 541-2479
Fax: (310) 541-9520

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Monday - Saturday, 10am-4pm; Sunday, 1-4pm.

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September 10, 2016 - December 31, 2016
Mark V. Lord: L.A. Noir
Curated by Gail Phinney
Mark V. Lord will discuss storytelling through images, his philosophy and methods of street photography and the process behind the creation of his latest exhibition.
September 10, 2016 - December 31, 2016
Michael Flechtner: This is Not a Sign
"Neon, more properly luminous tube, has been my medium of expression for nearly a decade. I'm mindful of the compelling nature of this pure, colored, glowing light and the tendency of many to see 'all things neon' as signage or kitsch."
October 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016
Kadir Lopez: Havana Noir/Havana Light
Curated by Joe Baker and Adolfo Nodal
This installation focuses on the restoration of neon signage in Cuba.



Palos Verdes Art Center / Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education, a nonprofit community visual arts school and gallery, inspires individuals to create, appreciate and celebrate art. Since it was founded in 1931, PVAC’s exhibition, education and outreach programs have made the visual arts available, accessible and affordable. 

Palos Verdes Art Center provides an economically and ethnically diverse community with:

  •  Free art exhibitions, featuring national, international and regionally significant artists and juried exhibitions. Related educational programming includes docent tours, catalogues, lectures and supplementary workshops.
  • Studio art classes for all ages and skill levels in drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, digital art, art history, photography, printmaking and wearable art. Tuition is modest, and financial assistance is available.
  • Art experiences for differently-abled youth and adultsSpecial Mornings works with students in special education classes in Los Angeles County. Volunteers teach art to adults at Canyon Verde in Redondo Beach.
  • Opportunities to volunteer and to network with other artists.


Mission Statement

Palos Verdes Art Center inspires individuals to create, appreciate and celebrate art.



Angel Ricardo Ricardo Rios
Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, California
Recommendation by Maddie Phinney

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